Representatives of the NSW Taxi Industry joined the Mayor of Strathfield, Councillor Daniel Bott to inspect newly completed improvements to the taxi rank at Flemington Station.
The $95,000 project was funded by the Safer Suburbs Federal Grant Program, and included:
Additional lighting to the taxi stand at the station including lit signage on the shelter to indicate the location of the stand.
Refurbishment of the shelter at the stand which has been painted and made more comfortable for taxi customers.
Additional solar lighting along the pedestrian access route to the stand from Richmond Road industrial park and the new Centenary Park residential area.
NSW Taxi Council CEO, Roy Wakelin-King said the Industry was very pleased to have supported Strathfield Council’s application for the funds and very appreciative of the Council’s efforts which would provide additional comfort for taxi customers.
“It is very important that taxi customers and drivers feel secure in these locations and this refurbishment has significantly improved the local environment. This is the latest in a series of recent improvements to taxi ranks for the benefit of passengers. They include a public transport zone in Bayswater Road at Kings Cross and upgrades to ranks at Liverpool, Strathfield and Burwood,” Mr Wakelin-King said.